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LOUISVILLE 



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LOUISVILLE, sometimes known as the "Falls City," is the largest city in 
Kentucky and lies on a level plain extending for six miles along the Ohio River. 
It was founded by Colonel George Rogers Clark in 1778, and named in honor of King 
Louis XVI, of France. It received its city charter in 1828, when its population was about 
10,000. In March, 1890, it was visited by a terrific tornado, which swept through the heart of 
the city with a width of from 600 to 800 feet, levelling almost everything that stood in its way, destroy- 
ing property to the value of three millions and killing seventy-six persons. 

Since the Civil War, Louisville has rapidly grown in importance as one of the chief gateways of the 
Southwest, and its trade, both by river and rail, is very large, the value of its manufactures in 1902 having 
been forty-six millions five hundred thousand dollars. It is one of the largest tobacco markets in the world 
and handles one-third of the tobacco raised in the United States. Its sales of Kentucky whiskey are also 
extensive. Its other important industries are pork-packing, brewing, and the making of iron, farm-wagons, 
ploughs, cement, leather, and cast-iron gas and water pipes. 

Among the prominent buildings may be mentioned the Custom House, the Court House, the City Hall, 
with its square clock-tower, and the University of Louisville. The Polytechnic Society of Kentucky, in 
Fourth Street, contains 50,000 volumes, an art gallery, and a museum, including the Troost Collection of 
Minerals. The Farmers' Tobacco Warehouse, in Main Street, has a storage capacity of nearly seven 
thousand hogsheads and sells about thirty million pounds of leaf tobacco yearly. 

One of the most interesting and beautiful parts of Louisville is the Cave Hill Cemetery, which lies on 
the eastern margin of the city and is very prettily laid out. The high grounds in it command most exten- 
sive views. Among the monuments in the cemetery is one to the family of George Keats, the younger 
brother of the poet, who emigrated to the United States in 181 8 and died in Louisville in 1842. 
The present population of Louisville is over two hundred thousand. 



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F. M. KIRBY & CO. LOUISVILLE, KY. 




THE COURT HOUSE 



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STATUE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 




STATUE OF HENRY CLAY 



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THE CITY HALL 



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THE CUSTOM HOUSE 



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THE CUSTOM HOUSE 



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BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING 




TODD BUILDING 




THE UNION STATION 




LOUISVILLE MEDICAL COLLEGE 




FOURTH AVENUE BETWEEN GREEN AND WALNUT STREETS 




MAIN STREET WEST FROM THIRD 




THE MASONIC THEATRE 




THE LOUISVILLE HOTEL 




ON THE LEVEE 




FOURTH AVENUE BETWEEN CHESTNUT STREET AND BROADWAY 




THE PENDENNIS CLUB 



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THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 




ENTRANCE TO CAVE HILL CEMETERY 



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CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL 








THE TAYLOR MONUMENT 



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THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT, PARK PLACE 




CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS' HOME 







ST. ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL 




THE NORTON INFIRMARY 




THE INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND 







FOUNTAIN IN CHEROKEE PARK 



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GRAND STAND OF THE LOUISVILLE JOCKEY CLUB 




THE RESERVOIR 




CANAL LOCKS 




THE BATHING BEACH, WESTERN PARK 







THE BIG FOUR BRIDGE